Dr. Patrick Wempe

Associate Professor

Current Vita

Dr. Wempe joined the faculty at Henderson State University in Fall of 2005. Previously, Dr. Wempe served as an Assistant Professor of Recreation Therapy at the University of South Dakota.

Dr. Wempe is an Associate Professor of Recreation Therapy in the dept. of Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Athletic Training at Henderson State University. 

Dr. Wempe'se research interest include but are not limted to Recreation Therapy;  Municipal Recreation; Playground Safety and Advocacy for persons with disabilities.

Dr. Wempe teaches in the following content areas: Recreation Therapy; Program Planning, Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation; TR: Nature of Disabilities; Program Planning and Practicum; Special Events, Corporate Wellness; Graduate Marketing; Graduate Finance as well as the History and Philosophy of Non-Western Lesiure services.

Dr. Wempe's publications are very diverse ranging from Therapeutic Recreation; Playground Safety; Public School Advocacy & Higher Education settings.

Dr. Wempe resides in Arkadelphia with his wife Tricia along with their 3 daughters Angelmaa; Gabriella and Michaella.

Degrees

               Ed.D        University of South Dakota    Adult and Higher Education/ Education Leadership

               M.S.        University of South Dakota    Exercise Science

               B.S.R.     University of South Dakota    Recreation Therapy

Selected Publications

 

Wempe,P., Peterson.D., (2010). NCLB Problems: Return to the Trojan Horse. Department of Education: Education.com. 

Wempe,P., Peteron. D., Stanley, L., & Barber, C (2010). Wanting to Exercise vs. Having to Exercise.” PE Links 4U. 

Wempe, P., Peterson, D., & Stobart, B. (2009). Direction of Health, Physical Education & Recreation Programs with the Implication of Distance & Modified Learning. National Association of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education (p. 86). Sarasota, Florida: Journal of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education. 

Wempe, P., Peterson, D., Leggett, L., & Stobart, L. (2008). Role of Leadership in Student Athlete/Faculty Mentorship & Student Achievement Recommendations. Journal of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education , 10; 73. 

Wempe, P., Peterson, D., Leggett, L., & Stobart, W. (2008). Analyzing Historical Perspectives of Leadership Models: Case Study on Leadership of Parks and Recreation Professionals. Journal of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education , 8;72. 

Wempe, P., Peterson, D., Leggett, L., & Stobart, W. (2008). Ethical Dilemmas of Professionals Faced by Developing Leaders. Journal of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education , 11; 67. 

Wempe, P., Peterson, D., Leggett, L., & Stobart, W. (2008). Modern Student Behavior and it's Impact on Developing Leadership for the Profession. Journal of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education , 11; 68. 

Wempe, P., & Stobart, W. O. (2007). Hiring Problems Affecting Higher Education Leadership in the Future. Journal of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education , 6; 76. 

Wempe, P., & Stobart, W. O. (2007). Problem Employees and Their Effect on Leadership for the Future in Higher Education. Journal of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education , 6; 75. 

Wempe, P., & Peterson, D. (2003). South Dakota Conference a Success. Ashburn, Virginia: Journal of Parks and Recreation. 

 
 
profiles

Lacie graduated with a double major in Park and Recreation Management and Travel and Tourism Management. Her minor was Business Administration. Arkansas State Parks jump-started her career, and she has now returned to her home in southwest Louisiana where she is the new Park Superintendent over park operations.
 

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Lacie CarterBachelor of Science - Recreation, 2010
 
 
 
 
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